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    New frame from warranty, different travel

    Hey! First time here (and pretty new to mtb scene) so gimme some slack if I seem noobish.

    My old frame (Trailfox TF01 2009, bought new 2011) cracked a while ago, and BMC said they could replace it with a 2013 TF01 brown model.

    That's a good deal for me, cant complain.


    Differences in the new model:

    -Full carbon frame (old one full alu)
    -150mm travel (old one 140mm)
    -tapered head tube (old one 1 1/8")

    I weigh about 110kg (240lbs). Am I too heavy for a carbon frame? I really know nothing about carbon mtb stuff

    My old frame was 140mm, and as stated, the new one is 150mm. Can I use my old parts on the new frame? I'm running pretty low with money at the time, so I'm trying to get this done as cheap as possible. I'm aware that using shorter travel will make the geometry chance and drop the bb, but how much will it affect?

    My current parts:

    Fork: RS Revelation RLT '11 140mm
    Shock: Fox RP2

    I know there's the option to sell the new frame and get something else, but the market for this kind of frames where I'm located is quite small, and it would probably take a while to get the frame sold.

    Thanks for your help in advance
    Antti

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    Quote Originally Posted by konda View Post
    Differences in the new model:

    -Full carbon frame (old one full alu)
    -150mm travel (old one 140mm)
    -tapered head tube (old one 1 1/8")
    Your old parts should work fine. You will need a different lower headset cup for your frame and a new crown race to mount on your fork. Offhand, the first one that comes to mind is the Hope Stepdown. I believe you can buy just the parts you need.

    I weigh about 110kg (240lbs). Am I too heavy for a carbon frame? I really know nothing about carbon mtb stuff
    Unless there's a specific weight limit for the frame, it should be fine. Double check with a local dealer or the manufacturer to be certain.

    My old frame was 140mm, and as stated, the new one is 150mm
    Run what you what you've got. 10mm less up front will steepen the head angle a bit and drop the bb a touch. So not perfect, but definitely rideable and definitely not worth getting a new fork over (or selling the frame).
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    New frame from warranty, different travel

    Well, that sounds nice! I just might go with what I got!


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